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These Are Not the Words

by Amanda West Lewis
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: drugs, alcohol, substance abuse, music, 20th century

New York City in the 1960s is the humming backdrop for this poignant, gritty story about a girl who sees her parents as flawed human beings for the first time, and finds the courage to make a fresh start.

Missy’s mother has gone back to school to pursue her dream of becoming an artist. Missy’s father works in advertising and takes Missy on secre …

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Last Week

by Bill Richardson, illustrated by Emilie Leduc
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: death & dying, diseases, illnesses & injuries, emotions & feelings

A child cherishes every second of their grandmother's last week of life in this sensitive portrayal of medical assistance in dying (MAiD).

“In this last week, there are seven days.” That's one hundred and sixty-eight hours. Or ten thousand and eighty minutes. Or six hundred four thousand and eight hundred seconds. A child counts every second bec …

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The World of Coral Reefs

Explore and Protect the Natural Wonders of the Sea

by Erin Spencer, illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 7 to 10
  • Grade: 2 to 5
tagged: water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental science & ecosystems, environmental conservation & protection

Coral reefs occupy less than 1% of the ocean floor, but they support 25% of all marine species with food and shelter. In this lavishly illustrated book for ages 7 to 10, marine ecologist and underwater explorer Erin Spencer provides fascinating, scientific information in a highly accessible format, including details about the types of coral, their …

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Me Three

by Susan Juby
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 10 to 18
  • Grade: 5 to 12
tagged: humorous stories, parents, emotions & feelings

Allegations against his father turn eleven-year-old Rodney's life upside down in a powerful and surprisingly funny novel about new beginnings, new friendships and a fresh new look at the way things really are, by critically acclaimed author Susan Juby.

Eleven-year-old Rodney is starting sixth grade in a new school, in a new home in a new state. The …

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Wrong Side of the Court

by H.N. Khan
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 12 to 18
  • Grade: 7 to 12
tagged: basketball, diversity & multicultural, coming of age

Fifteen-year-old Fawad has big dreams about being the world's first Pakistani to be drafted into the NBA. A first-generation Pakistani coming-of-age story for fans of David Yoon and Ben Philippe.

Fifteen-year-old Fawad Chaudhry loves two things: basketball and his mother's potato and ground-beef stuffed parathas. Both are round and both help him fo …

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Sangeet and the Missing Beat

illustrated by Kiranjot Kaur
edition: Paperback
  • age: 4 to 10
  • Grade: p to 5
tagged: diversity & multicultural, ethnic, extended family

Sangeet loves music, and she's good at composing it, too. Her favourite instrument is the tabla. One day, Sangeet hears all kinds of noises everywhere and together, they have the most incredible beat. But when she tries to play it on her tabla-- something is missing!Will Sangeet be able to find her Missing Beat?

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Salmon

Swimming for Survival

by Rowena Rae
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 8
tagged: fishes, water (oceans, lakes, etc.), environmental conservation & protection, environmental science & ecosystems

Salmon: Swimming for Survival introduces us to the dramatic life story of salmon.

These fish hatch in streams, swim extreme distances out to sea, and then migrate home to where they were born to produce the next generation. But today their habitats and very survival are threatened by human activity. This book looks at the unique biology of salmon, t …

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Fashion Forward

Striving for Sustainable Style

by Raina Delisle
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: recycling & green living, clothing & dress, fashion, environmental conservation & protection

Fashion can be fun, but it can also hurt people, animals and the planet.

Fashion Forward: Striving for Sustainable Style goes behind the glitz and glamour to explore the social and environmental issues within the fashion industry. It looks at the history of fashion, from why humans started wearing clothes to the birth of consumerism to the explosion …

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